noun, often attributive
pro·​mo | \ ˈprō-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce promo (audio) \
plural promos

Definition of promo

: a promotional announcement, blurb, or appearance

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Although Netflix has not yet disclosed an official date yet, a recent teaser promo for season 5 (featured above) indicates that the show is coming back during fall of this year. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Fuller House' Season 5 Sounds Like It's Going to Be a Wild Ride," 14 Mar. 2019 Normally the RokBlok sells for $99 but Popular Mechanics readers can save an additional 15 percent off with promo cod SEMIANNUAL and get it for only $84.15! Popular Mechanics, "Play Vinyl Records Anywhere with the World's Smallest Wireless Record Player," 1 Mar. 2019 Nayeon’s pink rouge in adorable shapes seen in the promo photos defined this era. Lai Frances, Allure, "A Comprehensive Guide to the Evolution of Twice's Hair and Makeup," 6 Nov. 2018 In a network promo recently released during Queen Sugar’s season three debut, various clips from its series flicker across the screen. Jason Parham, WIRED, "How Oprah’s Network Finally Found Its Voice," 19 June 2018 Knight wound up landing a gig as assistant choreographer for the video and went on to choreograph the promo tour as well. Colin Stutz, Billboard, "Spotlight: How JaQuel Knight Became the Man Behind the Biggest Dance Moves of the Decade, From 'Single Ladies' to 'Lemon'," 12 Apr. 2018 There's literally no other way to describe the newest This Is Us season 3 promo other than OMG. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Watch the Terrifying New 'This Is Us' Season 3 Promo That Has Fans Freaking Out," 20 Feb. 2019 In a promo photo for the episode, Tennant and Colman pose with a third, more furry guest. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "David Tennant Is Starting a Podcast, and Olivia Colman Will Be His First Guest," 25 Jan. 2019 The scene was also previously featured in a HBO promo highlighting the network's 2019 projects. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "New 'Game of Thrones' Clip Shows Sansa and Daenerys Meeting for the First Time," 6 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of promo

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for promo

short for promotional

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English Language Learners Definition of promo

informal : something (such as an announcement, a brief film, or an appearance) that is used to advertise or promote something (such as a new book or movie)

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